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CHEM8043 Induction to Teaching Skills for Postgraduates in Chemistry II

Module Overview

This half-day session aims to further develop the confidence of researchers in their teaching and assessment practice. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences and share their learning. Doctoral college summary on web page for ITSPG 2 Students in a classroom This is the second part of the compulsory training for all doctoral researchers who are employed as demonstrators or seminar/tutorial leaders. It is for demonstrators or seminar leaders who have completed ITSPG1 and have gained experience in supporting teaching and learning in either lab/field work or seminar/tutorial leading. Ideally, you will have undertaken a semester of teaching, at least, within the University of Southampton prior to registering for this course.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To reflect on your practice as teaching assistant in the faculty on the background of established pedagogic literature and your own educational practice.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • An enhanced understanding of the more advanced theory behind teaching in natural sciences, particularly in a role as teaching assistant. Leading towards a portfolio application for associate membership of the higher education academy (AHEA, Associate Fellow of HEA)


Identify the skills required for the effective delivery of teaching and learning, and assessment; Reflect on your teaching experience and current level of skill and identify areas for improvement; Describe assessment methods in your academic area; Articulate your professional values; Develop an action plan for CPD. This session is also one of the routes to obtain the pre-requisite skills development for those who wish to progress to further credit-bearing teacher training. Led by Course tutors will be drawn from the academic disciplines, with support from ILIaD.

Special Features

Induction to further reflective practice – ITSPG 2/CHEM

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, demonstrations, role-play sessions and experiment trials.

Work based learning65
Total study time75


Assessment Strategy

POT to conclude course and an AHEA portfolio application


MethodPercentage contribution
Tutor and Peer Assessment 100%

Linked modules

This session is for Doctoral researchers who have completed ‘Induction to Teaching Skills for Postgraduates in Chemistry – Induction to laboratory demonstration, grading, and feedback provision – ITSPG 1/CHEM’ and have subsequently gained some demonstrating or teaching experience.

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